A brilliantly clear and up-to-date patent guide This bestselling primer is packed with everything inventors need to know about patent law basics, including the latest implications of the America Invents Act, the most important change to American patent law in two centuries. Nolo's Patents for Beginners helps inventors: “read and write” patents understand how and why to make a patent search determine patent ownership acquire patent rights understand the basics of patent infringement get international patent protection, and decide whether to file a provisional patent. You’ll also find patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms. The 9th edition is completely updated to cover all the latest changes in patent law and regulations, including the new “first to file” rules.
A brilliantly clear and up-to-date patent guide This bestselling primer is packed with everything inventors need to know about patent law basics, including current patent regulations, filing rules, and caselaw resulting from the America Invents Act, the most important change to American patent law in two centuries. Nolo’s Patents for Beginners helps inventors: document an invention “read and write” patents understand how and why to make a patent search determine patent ownership acquire patent rights understand the basics of patent infringement get international patent protection, and decide whether to file a provisional patent. You’ll also find patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms. This new edition is completely updated to cover all the latest changes in patent law and regulations.
Save the hassle of filing a full-blown patent application—and save your place in line at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office—with this comprehensive guide to the provisional patent application process. Patent Pending in 24 Hours gives you all the forms, instructions, and insider tips you’ll need to get the job done
Everything you ever wanted to know about the law, but couldnt afford to ask The law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. When they do, turn to Nolos Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, a handy, information-packed desk reference. Written by Nolos expert team of attorneys, this book answers more than 1,000 of the most frequently asked questions about everyday legal issues, including: Credit & debt Workplace rights Wills & trusts Buying a house Divorce Small claims court Domestic violence Adoption Traffic accidents Inventions Privacy rights Child custody & support Elder care Bankruptcy Noisy neighbors Home businesses Name changes Searches & seizures Tenant rights Criminal law The 11th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest laws, government agency contacts, and resources. Theres also a helpful glossary of legal terms and an appendix on how to do your own legal research.
If you're sitting on a genius invention, don't wait to protect it! Nolo's best-selling guide to the patent application process is an all-in-one roadmap to putting your idea into motion and making sure your intellectual property remains your own. Let Nolo's patent experts walk you through the entire process one clear, detailed step at a time.
There's no sense spending countless hours and thousands of dollars on a patent application if someone else has beaten you to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent Searching Made Easy is the number one guide to understanding the invention landscape--whether you're looking to turn an idea into protected intellectual property, or just researching the marketplace--while avoiding expensive patent-searching fees.
For 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and Thomas J. Tuytschaevers provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you: conduct a patent search the right way evaluate your idea’s commercial potential file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status prepare a patent application focus on your patent application’s claims respond to patent examiners get your drawings done right protect your rights in foreign countries deal with infringers, and market and license your invention. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. The 18th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.
This book provides essential information for small business owners in all 50 states. It explains, in plain English, the advantages and drawbacks of forming a limited liability company (LLC).The book discusses: -- how LLCs are formed -- the Operating Agreement -- choosing between a member-run or manager-run LLC -- important tax options that qualify an LLC for partnership tax treatment -- the required ongoing legal and tax paperworkProvides readers with the URLs and phone numbers they'll need to get required LLC forms.
Written for programmers, publishers, writers and others who need to understand the terminology of intellectual property law, this bestseller provides: -- an overview of patent, copyright, trademark and trade-secret law -- explanations of the scope of protection each device offers -- clear definitions of intellectual property terminology -- sample legal forms The 4th edition offers readers new information on licensing, expanded definitions and a comprehensive discussion of Internet issues.
Essential information for the entrepreneur. Just because inventors are brilliant enough to develop a product that can change the world doesnÂ't mean they know how to protect their work. This indispensable guide reveals how to file for and secure a legal patent with the U.S. Patents Office in Washington D.C.Â—and explains everything from the origins and theory of patents, the different categories, and the many laws regarding patents, to the fastest and most effective way to file. Â• Clear and concise language for the layman Â• Includes examples of government filing documents Â• Features a complete Internet and government resource